Dryinid wasps

The males of these mainly brown or black wasps arc winged. Females may be wingless or antlike, and their front tarsus often forms a kind of claw.

• LIFE CYCLE Females hunt down the nymphs or adults of certain bugs, sting them, and lay an egg inside them. The wasp larva feeds on the host's fluids, developing in a larval sac that protrudes from the host's body and then emerges from this to pupate inside a cocoon.

• OCCl JRRENCE Worldwide. In various habitats, wherever hosts arc found.

(¡0 nato el js sepso/des is a British wasp. Like-many members of this genus, the female-looks very antlike.

front femora elongate and swollen in middle

1 .ARVAK are usually pale, have large heads, and are strongly curved or U-shaped.

1 .ARVAK are usually pale, have large heads, and are strongly curved or U-shaped.

clawlike tarsal segment for holding hosts down pronotum broader than long clawlike tarsal segment for holding hosts down pronotum broader than long front femora elongate and swollen in middle

ant like body

<CHELOGYNUS SCAPUL MilS is a European wasp. Its distinctive legs are yellowish with much darker femora.

0rder HYMENOPTERA

Family K()RMICIDAE

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